DEPOSITORS NATIONAL BANK DRIVE-IN

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DEPOSITORS NATIONAL BANK DRIVE-IN

316
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1957
/ Demolished in
1997
Architectural style: 
Neighborhood: 
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  • Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 12:31am

    I do believe this was an NCNB ultimately, as they had a downtown branch, this branch, and the newly opened Lakewood Shopping Center office in 1960. I had thought Ellen Cassily's building was the NCNB, for I had a City map (compliments of NCNB) that was here in the house when we got here in 1998. Did her building end up being a S&L?

  • Submitted by Gary on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 12:02pm

    Anon

    Ellen Cassilly's building was a Home Savings and Loan branch; more here.

  • Submitted by Steve R on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 3:18pm

    the two buildings do resemble each other! Same architect?

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316
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1957
/ Demolished in
1997
Architectural style: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 


Depositors Bank branch, 05.28.57
(Courtesy Herald-Sun)

It's the kind of mid-century commercial history that is hard to nail down, but I think the Depositors National Bank Drive-thru at Foster and Seminary Streets may have been the first bank with a drive-thru in Durham. The Depositors National Bank was the 1933 successor of the First National Bank at Corcoran and West Main.


Depositors Bank branch looking west towards Foster St., 05.28.57
(Courtesy Herald-Sun)


Depositors Bank branch, 05.28.57
(Courtesy Herald-Sun)


"Heavy Rains Cause Cave-In at Depositors Drive-In Bank" - 06.05.57
(Courtesy Herald-Sun)


"Heavy Rains Cause Cave-In at Depositors Drive-In Bank" - 06.05.57
[Was this really the support system for this parking lot?]
(Courtesy Herald-Sun)

In 1960, Depositors became part of North Carolina National Bank (NCNB) and the branch branding changed.

1963

The bank building was still around in the 1980s.


1980s aerial from the CCB building. You can make out the branch building just beyond the billboards on the right side of Foster Street.

I presume the building was torn down for the construction of the YMCA, but I'm not sure about that either. Its location is currently the Y parking lot.


Looking southeast, 10.22.10 (Photo by Gary Kueber)

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I do believe this was an NCNB ultimately, as they had a downtown branch, this branch, and the newly opened Lakewood Shopping Center office in 1960. I had thought Ellen Cassily's building was the NCNB, for I had a City map (compliments of NCNB) that was here in the house when we got here in 1998. Did her building end up being a S&L?

Anon

Ellen Cassilly's building was a Home Savings and Loan branch; more here.

the two buildings do resemble each other! Same architect?

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